The best part about driving the Verso was the fact I did not have any aches during or after a long trip. I thought that it was a little noisy but would give three stars for its nice dash, good layout and quality. Fuel consumption was excellent, and overall I thought it was a nice car. I am certainly thinking about buying one as i can beat the Target Price by about £900.
This is a good car to drive. For its size there is more leg room than other MPVs its size. Seats are easily managed into required configurations without any fuss. I've found there are more extras in this car than other models, so the price is excellent and the five-star NCAP rating is very reassuring.
I did quite a bit of research before I went for this car and found this car's driving experience, practicality, extras and versatility far better than any other.
I had an operation (spine fusion) in my lower back and found most cars' seats not supportive enough and long drives in were a pain. The seats and room in this car has enabled me to go for very long drives and not experience all the usual back pain and discomfort of all the other MPVs I had driven.
The 54reg model is new. It's a 7 seater,very practical and good to drive.The D4D engine is powerfull yet quiet right up the speed range. It handles as well as a sportscar on steroids. You can't get 7 adults in a CivicType R with just a fold up of the seats so horses for courses.
The mpg is averageing 48 and that is driven hard. Far better than the HDi in my 53reg 2.0lt Pugeuot Partner. Insurance is a low group 6, so it's cheap for any reasonable driver. Not the cheapest midi mpv on the road but having sat in and driven other brands it was a real shock to see how their demonstrators and second-hand models were falling apart. Residuals will be strong.
I had to purchase an MPV type car as I now have a wheelchair user in the family. We tried all,yes all the MPVs, SWs, even soft-roaders on the market and the Toyota has the best for access to and from the wheelchair, passing the test for getting in and out, with the door partially closed, with ease. Supprisingly many didn't, even on their dealers' forcourts.
The cabin contains all the toys I wanted except for parking sensors which I had as a dealer fit option. Approx £150.The CD player plays mp3's and home made backup disc's and is of good quality.
The seats are comfy,and I've tried all 7of them on a long journey. I don't need the parcel shelf, which is a good thing as it's fiddly, and mean old toyota don't supply a first aid kit. Shame on them!
Do I like the car... having been forced into a dreded mpv ( minibus? )
I had to wait five months for my leather seats, DVD-satellite navigation system-equipped car.
The Diesel is quite noisy when cold, but delivers just over 44mpg in mainly town driving.
The ride is a little hard, but perfectly acceptable. Plastic expanse is great, with adequate quality materials used. Pedals are appropriately placed, with the clutch easy to depress and responsive.
Visibility when turning right or left is acceptable. I cannot see the front of the car and the camera at the front of the car only looks sideways. The reversing camera is useful. The instruments are clear in both daylight and at night, the gear lever is perfectly placed and gear change is reasonably smooth. The satellite navigation system is very good.
Surprisingly, the clock is hidden amongst the instruments and it is not possible to display the time at the same time as mpg, mph or other route-related information. The lack of sunroof option is also surprising.The front seats are comfortable, the rear ones less so. The position of the seat belt, both front and rear, is awkward and requires some stretching. Also, they can become trapped in the door quite easily.
There is a surprising shortage of storage facilities. The boot is well proportioned but the light is just above the height of the cover, making it difficult to see. Astonishingly, even though the car has a DVD player and two monitors it is delivered without a car alarm, which must be fitted by the dealer at extra expense.
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